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    Ukraine Calls on U.N. To Send Peacekeepers to War-Torn East
    Jan05

    Ukraine Calls on U.N. To Send Peacekeepers to War-Torn East

    Ukraine has proposed a series of measures to the U.N. for the resolution of the conflict in the country’s east, including a request to consider sending a U.N. peacekeeping mission. Vladimir Yelchenko, Ukraine’s permanent representative to the U.N. presented U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon with several proposals on how the...

    What Analysts Miss about the Russian Orthodox Church
    Jan05

    What Analysts Miss about the Russian Orthodox Church

    A recent, long article in the Christian Science Monitor profiles the revival of Orthodoxy’s political influence in Russia, arguing that religion is filling the void left by the collapse of Communism. A taste: [J]ust before the mid-December blastoff of the latest Soyuz mission to the International Space Station, the countdown procedure was...

    There Were More Deaths From Deliberate Plane Crashes Than Accidental Ones in 2015
    Jan05

    There Were More Deaths From Deliberate Plane Crashes Than Accidental Ones in 2015

    The number of accidental airline plane crashes dropped to a historic low in 2015, which meant that for the second year in a row, the number of people intentionally killed in airline planes exceeded the number of people killed in plane accidents. There were eight accidental airline plane crashes last year, the fewest since 1946, according to...

    Tomas Berdych advances to 2nd round at Qatar Open
    Jan05

    Tomas Berdych advances to 2nd round at Qatar Open

    DOHA, Qatar (AP) — Third-seeded Tomas Berdych advanced to the second round of the Qatar Open by beating Sergiy Stakhovsky of Ukraine 7-5, 6-4 on Tuesday. …read more Source: CNS...

    Restless in Russia: The Kremlin Braces for a Possible Spring of Discontent
    Jan05

    Restless in Russia: The Kremlin Braces for a Possible Spring of Discontent

    Predicting a coming Russian revolution has been a favorite hobby of Russia watchers for years now. But since President Vladimir Putin’s annexation of Crimea in March 2014, the doomsaying has intensified, as plunging oil prices and Western economic sanctions wreak havoc on the Russian economy. Yet even though the ruble has lost over half its...

    Survey Shows Ukrainians’ Life Ratings Sank To New Lows In 2015
    Jan05

    Survey Shows Ukrainians’ Life Ratings Sank To New Lows In 2015

    A survey by Gallup shows that Ukrainians gave their lives in 2015 the worst ratings that the opinion pollster has yet measured in the country. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Report: More airline deaths in 2015 due to deliberate acts than accidental causes
    Jan05

    Report: More airline deaths in 2015 due to deliberate acts than accidental causes

    The Russian airline Kogalymavia’s Airbus A321 with a tail number of EI-ETJ on an airstrip of Moscow’s Domodedovo international airport. (Tatiana Belyakova, AP Photo) WASHINGTON — There were more airline deaths worldwide due to deliberate acts in 2015 than to accidental air crashes for the second year in a row, according to an industry...

    Experts: Ukraine Utility Cyberattack Wider Than Reported
    Jan05

    Experts: Ukraine Utility Cyberattack Wider Than Reported

    A central European security software firm said on Monday that a cyberattack last month in Ukraine was broader than initially reported last week when the nation’s secret police blamed a power outage on Russia. Western Ukraine power company Prykarpattyaoblenergo reported an outage on Dec. 23, saying the area affected included regional capital...

    Google Translate Makes Russia ‘Mordor,’ Lavrov ‘Sad Little Horse’
    Jan05

    Google Translate Makes Russia ‘Mordor,’ Lavrov ‘Sad Little Horse’

    Something goes awry in the Internet giant’s Ukrainian-to-Russian translations in the latest cyberscuffle during nearly two years of conflict. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    4 things to expect from Europe in 2016
    Jan05

    4 things to expect from Europe in 2016

    GettyIn addition to the continuation of current crises, Europe will face new matters of contention in 2016. Nationalism and fragmentation within the EU will keep growing, including on the Brexit issue. When we look back at the major challenges that Europe has faced in 2015, it seems that a few of these have moved into the frozen category. The...